Lesson Plan

From Candy Bars to Livestock

Students will learn about livestock and judging.
Karen D.
Technology Integrationist
Fairbury Public Schools
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
Objectives

Students will be able to...
acquire a better knowledge of livestock and develop skill in selecting good livestock.
learn to identify breeds and classes of livestock and help improve livestock on the farm.
learn how to make individual decisions and support them with oral statements.

Subjects
Science
Grades 5 - 9
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Attention Getter

Students will respond to the discussion board question "Which is your favorite candy bar?" 
The candy bar judging document is to be filled out as they research each of 4 candy bars.  They need to judge based on appearance, taste, texture, ingredients, and health factor. They need to rank each one.
After they have been ranked, the students will choose an over-all winner.  They will create a Piktochart that showcases their choice and explains their reasoning.  The students will share their Piktocharts with the class.

Student Instructions

Respond to the discussion board question "Which is your favorite candy bar?" 
The candy bar judging document is to be filled out as you research each of 4 candy bars.  You need to judge based on appearance, taste, texture, ingredients, and health factor. You need to rank each one.
After they have been ranked, you will choose an over-all winner.  You will create a Piktochart that showcases your choice and explains your reasoning.  You will share their Piktocharts with the class.

2 Direct Instruction

Use a Google Doc to teach about evaluating Swine, Beef, Sheep and Horses.  Students will fill out "cloze" notes which will then be their study guides.
**To enhance this lesson, you could use the notes from Google Slides in nearpod or peardeck.
An example for swine is attached.

Student Instructions

Please fill out "cloze" notes for each animal as they are being taught.  These will be your study guides throughout the unit.

3 Guided Practice

Students will use the Geauga County 4-H Clubs website : Livestock Skillathon to review the parts and test themselves on each of the animals.

Student Instructions

Use the Geauga County 4-H Clubs website : Livestock Skillathon to review the parts and test yourself on each of the animals.

4 Independent Practice

Students will play the livestock judging game on the attached website for independent practice.

 

Student Instructions

You will play the livestock judging game on the attached website for independent practice.

 

5 WRAP-UP

Activity: Other — Judging

The teacher will bring in livestock (swine, sheep and goats) for students to judge.  A pen will be built with panels outside of the AG shop.  Students will judge their animals, rank them and give reasoning for their choices.

Student Instructions

Rank the pen of animals 1-4 and  give the reasons for your choice.